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Arkady Kholodenko

Dr. Arkady KholodenkoProfessor
Physical Chemistry

Phone: (864) 656-5016
Office: 375 Hunter Laboratories

Research Interests | Publications

Dr. Kholodenko was educated as a physicist in the USSR, receiving his M.Sc. (1976) from Kiev State University. He came to the United States in 1978 and received his Ph.D. (1982) in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago. After two years of postdoctoral research at the James Franck Institute (Chicago), he joined Clemson in 1984.

Research Interests

example oneDr. Kholodenko's group conducts research in the following areas: 1) theory of liquid crystalline semiflexible polymer solutions; 2) statistical mechanics of disordered systems, including glasses and random copolymers; 3) theory of knots and links with applications to condensed matter and biological systems; and 4) theory of quantum and

classical chaos.

Recent achievements include prediction and characterization of phase transitions in strong concentrated electrolyte solutions; development of the theory of concentrated solutions of flexible and semiflexible polymers; development of the theory of random copolymer glasses; development of the theory of knots and links with applications to polymer physics; development of the theory of defects and textures in liquid crystals with applications to related condensed matter systems. Results of this theory also include some applications to particle physics (string theory) and Einsteinian gravity.



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